Collecting 2.0: Art as an Investment – Can you make money off of buying art? How about on purpose? will take place at Richard Gray Gallery and Sotheby’s in the John Hancock Center.
Much is in the media about the soaring prices of art – Jeff Koons’ sculptures selling for tens of millions of dollars at auction and Damien Hirst’s diamond-studded skull – as two examples. But what about the little guy? Can I capitalize on my art purchases (and should I try?)? We will speak to the director of the Richard Gray Gallery, as well as visit Sotheby’s to learn about the possibilities – and pitfalls – of buying art for an investment. Gallery Night: Explore Chicago’s gallery scene either with a group or on your own. You’ll be given tips of what to look for and questions to ask!
Hyde Park Art Center announces its first Collector Workshop Series, Collecting 2.0 to be launched in January 2009. This four-part series, led by Karen Lennox, will give exclusive and behind-the-scenes look at art collecting in Chicago.